NMSU Digital Learning Faculty Spotlight

Title: Hands-on labs at home: online teaching experience of lab-intensive classes during the Pandemic

Faculty Facilitator:  Dr. Wei Tang, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
11: 00 AM – 12:00 PM
 Online in Zoom

Description The Spring 2021 Digital Learning Faculty Spotlight Series focuses on Active Learning and Assessment in the online environment. The series features NMSU faculty sharing innovative strategies they use in their own online courses to engage and retain students. This is an opportunity for faculty to learn new instructional approaches, ask questions, and collaborate. This session presents the story of the EE300 and EE467 classes in Fall 2020. Due to the pandemic, students cannot come to campus or the laboratories. As a lecture of lab-intensive classes, the instructor has reshaped the whole class structure and delivering methods. The fully online synchronous/asynchronous sessions were very successful and received excellent student evaluations. Many novel teaching methods have been applied. In the presentation the instructor will share his teaching experience of motivating students using tech news and industrial trends, online quiz using Zoom, lab submission using YouTube, essays/homework using academic publications, preparing and distributing lab kits, TA management, and other related issues. This talk aims to inspire more teaching innovations and a better learning experience for the NMSU community.

1-hour faculty-led workshop with Q & A.
Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.

Faculty Biography Dr. Wei Tang received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 2012, then he joined NMSU as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2018. At NMSU, he has developed six new classes while obtaining more than 1 million dollar research grants independently. He has collaborated with more than twenty faculty members in research from six different departments at NMSU. He was the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Award in 2017 and currently holds the Paul W. and Valerie Klipsch Distinguished Professorship at the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was also awarded the NMSU Research and Discovery Award in 2018, and the NMSU College of Engineering Teaching-Research-Service Synergy Award in 2019, which is the top faculty award in NMSU College of Engineering. His teaching and research interests focus on application-driven, system integration, and interdisciplinary topics.   


The DL Faculty Spotlight Archives for past events and resources can be found here.